Twitch Starts Banning Streamers Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Following the wave of recent accusations of sexual abuse against popular Twitch streamers last weekend, the livestreaming platform has begun banning some of these accounts.

According to a Kotaku report and corroborated by Twitter account StreamerBans, several prominent streamers–including IamSp00n, Wolv21, BlessRNG, DreadedCone, and WarwitchTV–have been banned this week. Each one of these streamers has been accused of sexual abuse and harassment, ranging from sending sexually explicit messages to known minors to physically taking advantage of women at gaming conventions.

The bans come not long after Twitch issued a statement about plans to thoroughly investigate each allegation. “We are reviewing each case that has come to light as quickly as possible while ensuring appropriate due diligence as we assess these serious allegations,” the statement read. “We’ve prioritized the most severe cases and will begin issuing permanent suspensions in line with our findings immediately.”

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